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Kerala one of the Top Tourist Destination Globally

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Kerala is a small strip of land at the southern part of India between 8° 18' and 12° 48' north latitude and 74° 52' and 77° 24' east longitude. It extends over an area of 38,863 sq. km with a coastline of 580 km.

Elephent on Festival
Elephent on Festival
Kerala is divided into three geographical regions: Highlands Midlands Lowlands The Highlands is a part of the Western Ghats (also known as the Sahyadri) which rise to an average height of 900 m. It is 18,650 in area and accounts for 48 percent of the total land area of Kerala. Anamudi (2694 meters), the highest peak in India after the Himalayas, is in the Munnar division of the Western Ghats. Most of the rivers of Kerala originate from the Western Ghats. The Midlands, lying between the mountains and the lowlands with an area of 16,200, is made up of undulating hills and valleys Lowlands are also known as the Coastal Area. It covers an area of almost 4000 Kuttanad region of Kerala is one of the very few places in India where cultivation is done below sea level. Water is the main mode of transportation in these areas. Kerala has 44 rivers which 41 are west flowing and 3 flow east. Apart from these 44 main rivers, their tributaries and distributaries and a countless number of streams and rivulets crisscross the land making it green and fertile and also serves as inland waterways. Apart from these rivers, Kerala is bestowed with a number of lakes and backwater lagoon which add to the beauty of the land.

Favourite spots:
A Temple in Kerala
A Temple in Kerala
Munnar, Thekkady, Kovalam, Kumarakom, Alleppy, Trivandrum, Cochin, Wynad

What's really great:
A Houseboat on Cruise
A Houseboat on Cruise
Unique Greenary, Friendly people, Value for money, Heritage, Art etc.

Backwater Canal
Backwater Canal
Backwaters of Kerala and `Kumarakom' - Kumarakom is a backwater Tourist village in Kerala. The Backwaters of Kerala is unique and is found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The backwaters of Kerala are a self supporting eco-system teeming with life. The canals connect the villages together and are still used for local transport. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine water world is navigable. There is an agency providing Homely Budget Accomodation, Holiday Packages & Houseboat Cruise at Kumarakom. You can see the detials in their web site

Kadhakali Dance in Kerala
Kadhakali Dance in Kerala
There are sll type of Hotels, Homestays, Resorts, Hostels etc. in every Tourism sports in Kerala. There are wide range of options at any price range.

Other recommendations:
Tharavadu Heritage Home at Kumarakom
Tharavadu Heritage Home at Kumarakom
There are many budget places to Stay & Experience. A 125 year old Christian Bunglow at the backwater Tourist village Kumarakom, where they provide Homely Stay & Travel related services to Tourists. Can contact with Mr. Georgey by email : or call : +919446439252

Published on Sunday October 15th, 2006

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Mon, Oct 16 2006 - 09:33 AM rating by mkrkiran

The pictures in the report are speaking, thats great. In my honest opinion, it would be good that such a report as a personal experience than with statistics and facts.

Mon, Oct 16 2006 - 08:03 AM rating by eirekay

I went to your website and found the same exact text there - it would be great if you could re-write this with a fresh outlook - maybe have one of your clients take shot at a report on their trip!

Mon, Oct 16 2006 - 06:51 AM rating by mrscanada

I'm glad you used the picture of the house boat in this review.

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